Skin Cancer Action Week 2015

November 15-21 2015

Each year Cancer Council Australia and the Australasian College of Dermatologists come together for National Skin Cancer Action Week to remind Australians of the dangers associated with UV damage and the importance of sun protection and early skin cancer detection.

This years’ theme, ‘UV. It all adds up’, focuses on unintentional UV damage and the accumulated effect on your skin when you forget to protect your skin from the sun.

According to Cancer Council Australia, two in three Australians are diagnosed with skin cancer by age 70 and more than 2,000 people die from skin cancer each year even though most skin cancers can be prevented by the use of good sun protection.

National Skin Cancer Action Week is a reminder to all Australians to slip, slop, slap, seek and slide! So slip on protective clothing, slop on SPF 30 sunscreen or higher, slap on a hat, seek shade and slide on your sunnies. These preventative measures are essential to reducing your chance of developing skin cancer.

For information about skin cancer click here.

Related articles: The Importance of Sun Safety and Summer Skin.